1970's Electra Rick copy psuedo-project

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gushtone, Jan 22, 2014.


  1. gushtone

    gushtone Supporting Member

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    Hi folks, here's a super cool project for someone that does not want to shell out for a vintage Rick. It's a 70's Electra bolt on neck Rick copy. IT actually plays great in the lower to mid registers as-is, and it sounds fantastic. Gorgeous flames in the maple neck and cool ripples on the body.
    Note: I have been trading gear in good standing on TheGearPage.net since 2004 as gushtone, and on eBay since 1999 (I think), also as gushtone.
    Here's the deal:
    1) Neck has a slight hump where it meets the body. Might be addressed by leveling the frets there. It could possibly be addressed by a truss rod adjustment, but I can't tell if the truss rod works because the allen head slot is stripped. Anyway, it could use a luthier's touch to get it right. WOrst case you leave the truss alone, pop out 5 or 6 frets,shave it a bit and pop the frets back in. Regardless, I think there are a few options on how to do it. Absolute worst case you play it how it is, which I did.
    Example: https://soundcloud.com/kennyma-1/superhero/s-IBQ91
    This tune is this bass, as-is, I cut it with this bass straight into a '66 Fender Bassman head/cab, bridge pickup only. Played in it's current setup. It has a killer tone IMHO.

    2) Neck pickup is on the fritz. It was working when I got it but went silent at some point. Could be any number of things, including a bad pickup. Don't know.
    I think that's it. I believe all the original parts are present except for the truss rod cover screws (there's some odd ones on there).

    Its actually a great sounding, fun to play bass with a ton of vintage mojo. It can wail as is, or could be pretty badass with a little work.

    $300 shipped to your door in a worthless old water damaged hard shell case from another MIJ bass I had. It will get it to you safely and you can toss it.
    Peace,
    Kenny

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  2. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

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  3. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

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    Man,that has some potential!

    BTW-your soundcloud clip is locked
  4. The EH Man

    The EH Man Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member

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    2nd dibs if xhawk5 passes
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  6. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

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    3rd in line. Pmd
  7. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

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    Got the cash, waiting on a reply. Off to work... :bassist:
  8. gushtone

    gushtone Supporting Member

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    Sorry gang, my PM's are not coming through to my email. Will respond in order, and agreed, it has some serious potential, I am just short on time, space and $ ;-)
    Peace...
  9. gushtone

    gushtone Supporting Member

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    PS: Sound clip unlocked. Sorry ;:)
  10. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

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    Next in line I guess...
  11. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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  12. The EH Man

    The EH Man Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member

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    yep. Xhawk5 passed and I sent payment earlier.
  13. gushtone

    gushtone Supporting Member

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    Hi gang, yes, sold to The EH Man. Thanks! I will clean up this ad shortly.
    Peace...

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